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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2023 06/29/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Wake Forest's Department of Spanish and Italian offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.

 
Wake Forest's Department of Spanish offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
 
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Overview
Wake Forest's Department of Spanish offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
 
Location
Salamanca is a beautiful, historic university city approximately two hours from Madrid. Students are drawn to it not only for its stunning architecture, but also for its lively social atmosphere. Designated a University of Excellence for the Teaching of Spanish in 2017 by the European Union, the University of Salamanca is a summer destination for students from all over the world. Other cities in Spain are easily accessible from Salamanca. Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, and Barcelona are a few of the cities that students enjoy visiting.
 
Program Students on the program take SPA 212, which fulfills the university language requirement. A prerequisite of three semesters of Spanish or the equivalent (SPA 153 or 154) is required.
 
Faculty Sol Miguel Prendes
Professor of Spanish
solmp@wfu.edu
336-758-4403
Greene 526

 
Accommodation Students may live with a Spanish family or stay in a university residence hall.

The homestay allows for full cultural and language immersion. Families are selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca. Homestays include 3 meals/day and weekly laundry.  

The residence hall includes 3 meals/day and costs an additional fee of $200
Excursions Program excursions include two day trips. The first will be to the city of Segovia, where students will visit the Royal Fortress that inspired Walt Disney´s castle, a Roman aqueduct, the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja, and sample local cuisine.

The second day trip will be to the region of Arribes del Duero on the border of Spain and Portugal, where students will take a boat trip through a nature preserve, visit a winery, and sample local wines and ports.

Throughout the stay in Salamanca, students will tour sites around the city, including the 800-year-old University, the Old and New Cathedrals, a Jesuit Park, the Casa Lis Decorative Arts Museum and local hot chocolate shops. 

There will be two long weekends that may be used for personal travel. Students may stay in town, travel independently, or purchase a place on one of the overnight excursions for foreign students organized by the University of Salamanca.


The day trips to Segovia and the Arribes del Duero are a required academic component integral and mandatory part of the 212 program. Consult this calendar for the dates of these trips before making plans for personal travel.


 
Selection Students must be in good academic standing and have earned a grade of P (in pass/fail mode) or C (in grade mode) in SPA 153/154 to be eligible for the program. Students from all career paths are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with a serious commitment to language immersion.

Application Deadline: February 15
Early application is recommended. The program fills quickly and is limited to 18 students. 
Costs The cost of the Salamanca Summer 212 program changes slightly from year to year depending
on the size of the group, but the total cost in 2022 was $7000. This covers tuition, fees, a
homestay with meals and laundry, books, group activities including day trips, and internet.
Students are responsible for airfare and personal travel and expenses.
Scholarships Scholarships are available through GPS and from outside organizations. Find further information at: 
http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
 
Contact
Salamanca programs Application Officer:

Rebekah Morris
morrisrl@wfu.edu
336-758-4943
Greene 515





Salamanca Resident Professor Summer 2023:

Sol Miguel Prendes
Professor of Spanish
solmp@wfu.edu
336-758-4403
Greene 526





Kathryn Mayers
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director, Salamanca Programs
525 Greene Hall
mayerskm@wfu.edu
336.758.4739



 
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